Well, the house is full at the Humane Society of Central Arizona shelter. We have so many beautiful animals just waiting for a chance to start a new life. We have a dog for every lifestyle — from someone to just sit quietly with you, to someone who’ll happily run 20 miles per day with you.
We have Roscoe back. Yes, the magnificent Husky, but he needs a constant human companion. He is housebroken and loves your company in a quiet setting, but this guy needs his exercise every day, and lots of it. He is an escape artist who is near and dear to our hearts, and we’ll only let him go to the right home.
We have so many beautiful adult cats that we are offering a special price on adult cats beginning Saturday and continuing through the month of March. Keep in mind, we ask that all our cats be adopted as indoor only cats. It’s for their own safety, and also makes everyone in the neighborhood happy if someone else’s cat isn’t in their yard doing their business. That’s when they end up with us. The special adoption rate for adult cats this month is $25, and if you are a senior person, be sure to ask about our senior to senior special.
We know there are a few rumors rolling around about our facility, so let’s see if we can set a couple of them straight to ease a few minds.
#1 — We struggle with our very limited, worn out old facility — it is too small. But we try very hard to never euthanize a healthy, social, adoptable animal. Thanks to our hard-working staff and volunteers, who work with rescue organizations all over the state as well as network with other shelters, we are able to hold most animals until their loving, forever homes come along.
#2 — The only people getting paid to work at our facility are the small but necessary staff it takes to properly care for the animals and people who are coming through our front door at an alarming rate each and every day. The rest are volunteers, we have volunteers that do everything from office work, to building maintenance, animal socialization and exercise as well as laundry. We also have a volunteer board of directors, our capital campaign fund-raiser is a volunteer, as is our web master and our photographer.
#3 — We have struggled with some health issues this winter, but have won more battles than we have lost.
So we ask that you please continue to support this very important cause. We are “The Little Shelter that Could.” We are the epitome of “When times get tough, the tough get going.” If you have any questions, please feel free to come in and ask us. We will happily show you around and let you know our hopes and dreams for the lost and abandoned animals of our community — “Because They Matter.”
To contact us, call (928) 474-5590, come and see us at 812 S. McLane Road, or you can find us on the web at www.humane societycentralaz.org.
Roscoe is a gorgeous, 5-year-old Siberian Husky. He is papered, neutered and current on his vaccinations. Roscoe is only available to go to someone who will be with him all the time and keep him busy, because he is an escape artist and gets bored easily. He is a very nice dog with loads of intelligence, but he is a special needs adoption case, meaning, we cannot let him be adopted to just anyone. His new special owner should have the willingness and time to care for him — giving him challenges, exercise, games and things to do to prevent the dreaded boredom. He will make a great companion for the right owner!
Bella is a 3-year-old gray tabby with beautiful orange spots throughout her coat. Bella was turned over because her owner’s health was failing and she was not able to care for her beloved kitty anymore. Bella has been around children of all ages and acts just fine. She is OK with other cats, but would prefer to not be around dogs. She is a little timid and shy at first, but she really enjoys having her ears scratched and loves to rub up against you for some TLC. Bella needs to go to a calm, quiet home where she will feel comfortable to come out of her little shell.
Aurora is a 2-year-old spayed female. She is tabby colored with white as well, and has a medium-length coat that will require frequent grooming. She is affectionate and easygoing and sometimes lays underneath her blanket. She gets along well with other cats and children, but we are not sure about dogs. She has passed her health tests and is current on her vaccinations. This delightful kitty will make a great addition to a loving family that is looking for a sweet gal to bring home.
Hardy is a handsome, 1-year-old tuxedo colored, neutered male. He and his best friend Laurel were abandoned by their owners when they packed up and left town and left them behind. Despite that horrible experience, Hardy is very sweet and easygoing. He gets along with children and other cats, but is not crazy about dogs. He is up to date on his vaccinations and has passed his health tests. He will fit in perfectly in your affectionate and mellow home.
Laurel is a 1-year-old Siamese mix. She and Hardy were abandoned by their owners and brought to us on Feb. 12, 2010. Laurel has beautiful blue eyes and an affectionate personality to match. She is friendly, outgoing and gets along with other cats and children. She has been spayed, is current on her vaccinations and passed her health tests. This beautiful gal is a real lover who appreciates any attention from you. She will do wonderfully in a family environment where she can fit in and grow old with you.
Jellie is a 2-year-old, medium-haired beauty. She is mainly white with black and brown patches. She is spayed, current on shots and front declawed. Jellie and another cat and a dog were all turned over on Feb. 2, 2010 due to landlord issues. Jellie is great around kids, dogs and other cats. She is very affectionate and loves to rub on you to get your attention. She is calm little gal who would love nothing more than to lie in your lap or to bask in the sun in the window.